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by dan3008
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Runner bean varieties
Replies: 10
Views: 3460

Re: Runner bean varieties

Personally, I'm a fan of painted lady, and scarlet empire (i think that's what its called). I've also tried a locally bread strain of white lady.

Wisley magic didn't do well for me. Obviously just didn't get on well with my soil
by dan3008
Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New joke thread to cheer you all up
Replies: 110
Views: 20306

Re: New joke thread to cheer you all up

The mighty Chickeld Trump has spoken
by dan3008
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 158
Views: 22564

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Queue the courgette glut lol. From the 2 plants that have fruited, I've dated a dozen, given away a dozen, and last night canned 1/2 a dozen. And that's not counting the ones that got damaged or I ate raw off the plant... Mmm lol
by dan3008
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Tomatillo success
Replies: 10
Views: 4531

Re: Tomatillo success

Mmm, tomatillos. Never tried to grow them but love to eat them
by dan3008
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New joke thread to cheer you all up
Replies: 110
Views: 20306

Re: New joke thread to cheer you all up

A man is driving down the road and breaks down near a monastery. He goes to the monastery, knocks on the door, and says, “My car broke down. Do you think I could stay the night?” The monks graciously accept him, feed him dinner, even fix his car. As the man tries to fall asleep, he hears a strange s...
by dan3008
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Given up on potatoes.
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Re: Given up on potatoes.

Plum, the tubers are small, But I dont do much perpetration either. I just wash them thoroughly, cut the bigger ones in 1/2, and roast or boil... That said, I havent grown any for a few years (since I moved) so I might be miss remembering them... lol... I have a tendency to glamorise plants in memor...
by dan3008
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Given up on potatoes.
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Re: Given up on potatoes.

Nematodes westi? I've tried them and personally wouldn't bother. In sandy sail they tent to dehydrate, and in clay soil they tend to drown... And they don't survive winter well, so need reapplying every year. But do research yourself, that's just my tuppance worth. Another interesting option is Deco...
by dan3008
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Bargain Basement
Replies: 43
Views: 13449

Re: Bargain Basement

Real bargin today, wilkos have seeds on sale :D wilko brand are down to £0.50 and big brands (I only saw unwins) are at £1 I spent £4 and got: Carrots, swede, butternut, sprouts, mini red pepper, cauliflower (50p each) and dwarf purple French beans at £1 So, that lot along with what I've got in, plu...
by dan3008
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Given up on potatoes.
Replies: 20
Views: 4660

Re: Given up on potatoes.

I've not had much look with potatoes either :? Because of my bad luck (and blight, 2 crops succumbed this year :'( ) I'm growing oca next year... real seeds have a good range in amazing colours. And since they arnt potatoes, no blight :D Yes they taste different, most people say potato with a hint o...
by dan3008
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New joke thread to cheer you all up
Replies: 110
Views: 20306

Re: New joke thread to cheer you all up

oy I did use to write an advice column for my university magazine...

That said, my article got sacked after 6 weeks for telling someone to grow up
by dan3008
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Happy Birthday

Never too late robo :) Thanks for your well wishes. I'll probably still be up to see the morn of my anniversary too (tomorrow). I'm not a big sleeper lol. That said, I cant do much productive before noon either... So I guess I just keep going late to compensate lol
by dan3008
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Happy Birthday

Thanks everyone. been an interesting day. still, been nice. Hilight of the day was getting given a golden snitch pocket watch from my daughter... who promptly insisted on wearing it herself lol. I've always wanted a pocket watch...

peter wrote:Hippo bathday.

How did you know I was bathing my hippo today? ;)
by dan3008
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 158
Views: 22564

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Forklift is definitely more dangerous. However, overall I recon chainsaws are responsible for a lot mot accidents
by dan3008
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing blueberries
Replies: 11
Views: 4402

Re: Growing blueberries

Well thats why my blueberries didnt produce... My soil is fairly neutral (ph 6-7.5, depending where in the garden I take the sample)... Maybe I need to improve the soil a bit before trying again
by dan3008
Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Too green or not too green
Replies: 24
Views: 5849

Re: Too green or not too green

jb, be assured while I may frequently make jokes, I do consider your input here highly valuable. I apologise if my humor may seem inappropriate or misplaced. My intent was to make people smile. Allen, seriously, I made a joke. I didn't think I said anything offensive, and sincerely apologise if anyo...

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